Saxonette last won over a year ago and, though she's been running consistently, generally finds a couple too good. Rock Canyon has won three times, all at Hamiliton, but The Nifty Fox is probably still capable of winning a race of this nature. Neither Funding Deficit nor Black Douglas can be called prolific with just one victory each but Fol Hollow has won 11 times in a long career and may not be finished yet. LORD BUFFHEAD has had 13 unsuccessful runs since scoring at Wolverhampton in February but is now back on the same mark and is handed the vote. Autumn Tide was having her first start for a year when gaining a shock victory here on Saturday but a 6lb penalty is unlikely to prevent another big effort.
Funding Deficit (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, hung right when asked to challenge over 2f out, not run on, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Strong Man (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Simply Black (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Held up, short lived effort over 1f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Where The Boys Are (8-12) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
I'll Be Good 15-2 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced halfway, soon lost place, 6th of 7, 7l behind Perfect Words (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
The Nifty Fox 14-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Slim Chance (9-5) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Mandy Layla (9-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Black Douglas 12-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway when not clearest of runs over 1f out, kept on, 7th of 15, 2 1/2l behind My Meteor (9-13) at Carlisle 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Chloe's Dream (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, switched right to inside over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened final 110 yards, 11th of 15, 4l behind My Meteor (9-13) at Carlisle 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 22-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 2 3/4l behind My Meteor (9-13) at Carlisle 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Saxonette 4-1 (8-11) Behind, outpaced 3f out, headway under pressure 1f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, held when took 3rd post, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Fredricka (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Autumn Tide (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Red Forever (9-2) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Lord Buffhead 20-1 (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 8l behind Mey Blossom (9-0) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Hellolini 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt and hampered start, mid-division, not trouble leaders, 8th of 11, 6l behind Chosen One (10-7) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 8l behind My Meteor (9-13) at Carlisle 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.